H. J. RES 42

Posted: September 15, 2009 in Category - Legislation, H.J. RES 42 (Parental Rights)

111TH CONGRESS
1ST SESSION H. J. RES. 42

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating
to parental rights.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
MARCH 31, 2009
Mr. HOEKSTRA (for himself, Mr. WOLF, Mr. AKIN, Mr. ALEXANDER, Mrs.
BACHMANN, Mr. BARRETT of South Carolina, Mr. BARTLETT, Mr.
BISHOP of Utah, Mrs. BLACKBURN, Mr. BOEHNER, Mr. BOOZMAN, Mr.
BROUN of Georgia, Mr. BROWN of South Carolina, Mr. BUCHANAN, Mr.
BURTON of Indiana, Mr. CAMP, Mr. CAMPBELL, Mr. CANTOR, Mr.
CARTER, Mr. COLE, Mr. CONAWAY, Mr. DAVIS of Kentucky, Mr. DEAL
of Georgia, Ms. FALLIN, Mr. FLEMING, Mr. FORTENBERRY, Mr. FRANKS
of Arizona, Mr. GINGREY of Georgia, Mr. GOHMERT, Mr. GUTHRIE, Mr.
HARPER, Mr. HELLER, Mr. HENSARLING, Mr. HERGER, Mr. HUNTER,
Mr. SAM JOHNSON of Texas, Mr. JORDAN of Ohio, Mr. KINGSTON, Mr.
KLINE of Minnesota, Mr. LAMBORN, Mr. LATTA, Mr. LUCAS, Mrs.
LUMMIS, Mr. MANZULLO, Mr. MARCHANT, Mr. MCCAUL, Mr. MCCLINTOCK,
Mr. MCCOTTER, Mr. MCHENRY, Mr. MCKEON, Mr. MORAN of
Kansas, Mr. NEUGEBAUER, Mr. PENCE, Mr. PITTS, Mr. PLATTS, Mr.
PRICE of Georgia, Mr. RADANOVICH, Mr. ROE of Tennessee, Mrs.
SCHMIDT, Mr. SESSIONS, Mr. SHADEGG, Mr. SHIMKUS, Mr. SOUDER,
Mr. SULLIVAN, Mr. TERRY, Mr. TIAHRT, Mr. WAMP, Mr. WESTMORELAND,
Mr. WHITFIELD, Mr. WILSON of South Carolina, and Mr.
WITTMAN) introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred
to the Committee on the Judiciary

JOINT RESOLUTION

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United
States relating to parental rights.

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1 Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives
2 of the United States of America in Congress assembled
3 (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the fol4
lowing article is proposed as an amendment to the Con5
stitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all
6 intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when
7 ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several
8 States within seven years after the date of its submission
9 for ratification:
10 ‘‘ARTICLE—
11 ‘‘SECTION 1. The liberty of parents to direct the up12
bringing and education of their children is a fundamental
13 right.
14 ‘‘SECTION 2. Neither the United States nor any State
15 shall infringe upon this right without demonstrating that
16 its governmental interest as applied to the person is of
17 the highest order and not otherwise served.
18 ‘‘SECTION 3. No treaty may be adopted nor shall any
19 source of international law be employed to supersede, mod20
ify, interpret, or apply to the rights guaranteed by this
21 article.’’.
Æ

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